St. John's Wort. - This is a common weed in the dry pastures of New England, bearing a profusion of yellow flowers, tod well known to be described, and too much detested to be noticed. But there is a shrubby Hypericum that is worthy of a place in a collection of shrubs.

Cowper speaks of the Hypericum as remarkably full of yellow blossom; the species vary in this particular :

"Hypericum all bloom, so thick a swarm Of flowers, like flies, clothing her slender robes, That scarce a leaf appears."